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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry

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Description for The New Oxford Book of War Poetry Paperback. A new edition of Jon Stallworthy's acclaimed anthology marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Complete with a revised introduction and 42 new poems, the volume offers diverse account of war poetry from Homer's The Iliad to poems written about the wars of the twenty-first century. Editor(s): Stallworthy, Jon. Series: Oxford Books of Prose & Verse. Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: DCQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129. .
There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology spans centuries of human experience of war, from Homer's Iliad, through the First and Second World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the wars fought since. This new edition, published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes a new introduction additonal poems from David Harsent and Peter Wyton amongst others. The new selection provides improved coverage of the two World Wars and the Vietnam War, and new coverage of ... Read more

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Jon Stallworthy was a poet and Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Oxford University. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, and the author of many distinguished works of poetry, criticism, and translation. Among his books are critical studies of Yeats's poetry, and prize-winning biographies of Louis MacNiece and Wilfred Owen (hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the ... Read more

Reviews for The New Oxford Book of War Poetry
This is an anthology that works in a way that the work of no single poet could.
The Observer
full of good things...many old favourites and quite a few genuine surprises.
Vernon Scannell, The Guardian
This collection is of exceptionally high quality.
Washington Post
a marvellous collection of old favourites and many surprises.
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